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What You Need To Know About Emergency Vets

What You Need To Know About Emergency Vets

 Happy Wednesday everyone!  Needing an emergency vet is a stressful and scary thing!  Needing to visit one of these facilities is different than going to a regular vet appointment.  Today on the blog we talking about What You Need To Know About Emergency Vets.  With these tips and information, I hope you will be better prepared should you have an emergency.  Want more tips, check out my post 11 First Aid Procedures for Your Dog In Case Of Emergency. What Is An Emergency? First determine the...

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Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce packs a punch!  It tastes exactly how it sounds with strong lemon, butter, and garlic flavors and smells incredible.  Mr. TAL kept asking what I was making and I couldn’t wait to surprise him.  I tossed in some sautéed cherry tomatoes, topped with more cheese and presented a heaping and steaming bowl of angel hair pasta for him to enjoy.  I asked if it was blog worthy and he said YES!  Made with simple ingredients, this recipe can be...

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How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup

How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup

Happy Wednesday everyone!  After a month long break from blogging, I’m back and feeling refreshed.  I came across an article recently on How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup and keeping your pup happy and healthy.  A dog’s emotional cup is just like yours. It’s basically the threshold of social connections, security, and enrichment that your dog needs in order to feel fulfilled.  When dogs are denied the connections and fulfillment they need to thrive, it can deeply impact their behavior and...

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Banana Foster

Banana Foster

This is a re-post:  I hosted Mother's Day last year and tossed around ideas of what to make for dessert.  I decided on this Banana Foster after a trip to the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA.  Mr. TAL and I made reservations for their Sunday Brunch buffet and at one of the food stations, they had homemade waffles with all the toppings including Banana Foster.  It was so delicious that I just have to try and duplicate the recipe.  This recipe is husband and family approved and I'm happy to...

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Handmade Tater Tots

Handmade Tater Tots

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I literally just made these Handmade Tater Tots for Mr. TAL and they were delicious.  I had a totally different post going out today which was a Bananas Foster recipe but I’ll save that for next week!  Shredded potatoes, cream cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, scallions, bread crumbs, garlic salt and pepper fried to a golden brown!  You simply can’t go wrong with this recipe.  These handmade tots are a cheesy and crispy combo that is perfect as an appetizer but we...

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Dog Friendly Nashville and Franklin, TN

Dog Friendly Nashville and Franklin, TN

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We just got back from our trip to Dog Friendly Nashville and Dog Friendly Franklin, TN.  Nashville is dog friendly too but in my personal opinion, there is more to do in Franklin when you are traveling with your pup.  Jake And Maggie participated in the NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) trade show where Eaton Corporation had a booth and the pups brought lots of people over for pets and doggie kisses.  They were styling with their new vacation bows on...

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How To Get The Best Hotel Accommodations For Your Pet

How To Get The Best Hotel Accommodations For Your Pet

Hello everyone from Sunny Nashville, TN!  How to get the best hotel accommodations for your pet!  We checked into the Renaissance Nashville Hotel last evening and as we were walking the dogs for their potty break, a thought came to me!  It was 9:30 pm and what if I was walking by myself.  Would I feel safe?  Why was I thinking about this…because the pet relief area is a block away from the hotel, not well lit, in a terrible spot, and has barely any grass with no pet disposal containers.  All...

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Mother’s Day Table

Mother’s Day Table

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m hosting Mother’s Day dinner this year and want you to see my simple but elegant table I put together.  Normally I add a tablecloth but thought the white china and gold silverware looked rich against the wood table.  Mr. TAL and I bought this table at Ethan Allen several years ago and it has hosted many Christmas dinners where I’ve covered it up with a festival tablecloth and decor. This year I’ll surprise everyone and keep it simple lol!   My menu will consist of...

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Surprising Facts About Dog Kisses

Surprising Facts About Dog Kisses

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Our pet’s kisses are the best!  And that’s why I’m talking about the Surprising Facts About Dog Kisses.  Jake And Maggie are so affectionate and show us so much love.  We used to call Maggie the “mad licker” when she was a puppy because she would give an over abundance of kisses to us.  LOL.   I first thought she was suffering from some anxiety but realized it was her personality and she was just a happy puppy.  We would get happy little kisses on our legs and arms...

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What Is Black Dog Syndrome?

What Is Black Dog Syndrome?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today we are talking about Black Dog Syndrome, also known as BDS, and what it means.  I have always loved black dogs and have never been afraid of them but some people are because of a fear stigma due to a specific breed such as pitbulls.  Myself and my family have always had black or black and white dogs since I can remember.  Whether they were adopted from a shelter or simply just showed up at our house, it didn’t matter.  If they had four legs and needed our love,...

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